Fred Y. Hoshiyama
Fred Y. Hoshiyama
Young Men's Christian Association of North America; Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae; Springfield College;
Fred Hoshiyama; YMCA; YMCA Hall of Fame; San Francisco YMCA; San Francisco Japanese YMCA
Portrait photograph of Fred Y. Hoshiyama. Born at a YMCA community for Japanese immigrants, Fred Hoshiyama lived his entire life in association with the YMCA. He served as the Boys’ Work secretary at the San Francisco (Calif.) Japanese YMCA Branch. In 1942, he was interred at the Government Internment Camp in Utah, where he helped to create YMCA-based programs to help address the social, educational, and recreational needs of the Japanese-Americans held in the camp. An offer to study at Springfield College provided Hoshiyama with an early release from the camp. In 1946, he served as the community youth program director in Honolulu (Hawaii), before returning to San Francisco in branch executive roles. In 1971, he was appointed associate staff of the national program and Urban Development Division. He developed National Youth Program Using Mini-Bikes (NYPUM), a program that eventually engaged 250,000 high-risk youth in productive activities. From 1976 to 1983, he assisted in the formation of the National Association of Student YMCAs. In retirement, Hoshiyama continued to serve in numerous training and consulting roles, maintaining an active presence in Y-USA’s Principles and Practices training.
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RG 103 YMCA Hall of Fame Papers
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